"Beethoven 250:" Derison Duarte, piano; with Eric Pritchard, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello & Rachel Niketopoulos, horn
Beethoven duo sonatas Klavier and Horn in F Major Op. 17; Klavier and Violin in C Minor, Op. 30, no. 2; and
Klavier and Violoncello in A Major, Op. 69. Brazilian born pianist Derison Duarte has received acclaim for his performances throughout the U.S., which include engagements with the Saint Louis Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Boise Philharmonic. He has presented recitals as a guest of the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, Oberlin College Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Duke University, Brown University, and the Seattle Arts Museum, among others. Mr. Duarte teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central University and Duke University. Eric Pritchard is Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke, where he teaches violin, is a member of the Ciompi Quartet, and directs the masterclass program. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Boston Pops and Indianapolis Philharmonic. Caroline Stinson is Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke, where she teaches cello, is a member of the Ciompi Quartet, and serves as Director of Chamber Music. She performs widely as a chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist, with appearances at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, the Gardner Museum, and the Smithsonian, among others. Rachel Niketopoulos has been a member of the North Carolina Symphony since 2005, performs regularly with the NC Symphony Wind Quintet and North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and teaches horn at Duke.